Kentucky realtime earthquakes list

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The list below shows the Kentucky earthquakes

Label info : M = magnitude, D = depth (km), Time = UTC – Kentucky time = UTC – 5

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SRC Location UTC Date/time M D INFO
EMSC Tennessee May 28 00:38 2.9 10 MAP
USGS Ridgely, Tennessee May 28 00:38 2.7 9 MAP I Felt It INFO
USGS Williamsburg, Kentucky May 11 04:06 2.7 25 MAP
USGS Dyersburg, Tennessee Apr 24 10:56 3.7 14 MAP
EMSC Tennessee Apr 24 10:56 3.6 15 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Southaven - Weak shaking
  • Collierville TN - Was asleep, was woken up by a loud noise a small jolt.
  • Dyersburg - Moderate shaking
  • MC KENZIE - No damage, lasted approximately 30 seconds.
  • KINGSTON - Only lasted a few seconds. The house was still and quiet and I was sitting on the couch when I felt a shimmy and my dogs barked.
  • USGS Ridgely, Tennessee Apr 23 01:09 3.1 143 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Ridgely, Tennessee Apr 16 11:23 2.8 9 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Ridgely, Tennessee Apr 16 11:09 2.5 8 MAP
    USGS Dyersburg, Tennessee Apr 04 00:08 2.6 11 MAP
    USGS Maynardville, Tennessee Mar 05 20:56 3.4 17 MAP
    EMSC Eastern Tennessee Mar 05 20:56 3.6 8 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Strawberry Plains, TN - Light shaking
  • Strawberry plains - Light shaking
  • Jellico - About 5-6 seconds, Computer moniter shook slightly. I felt and heard the rumble and my desk vibrated.
  • Sharps Chapel - lasted maybe 5 seconds
  • Sharps Chapel - 45 seconds maybe
  • Knoxville, Tn. - 3:56 PM EST. No damage
  • New Market - Shaking of house and windows.
  • Knoxville, tn - Sounded like a truck drove by, shook house a little but no damage.
  • Tazewell, TN - no damage just lots of vibrations.
  • West Knoxville TN - It was a rubbling felt like a train going by shaking g the house only there's no tracks close to where I was at.
  • Knoxville - Shook for about 2 seconds but could hear and feel the shaking of the large window I was sitting beside.
  • Talbott - Viberating, shaking things in home, moved pictures.
  • Rutledge - Felt the house shake for about 3-4 seconds.
  • Talbott, TN - Viberating, shaking things in home, moved pictures.
  • CORRYTON - Very weak shaking
  • Knoxville - Approximately 30 seconds of shaking, felt like a train
  • Kodak, TN - Came across more like a boom. We thought a nearby explosion had occurred.
  • Strawberry Plains Tn - Shaking was mild and lasted less than 5 mins.
  • Strawberry Plains - . Light shaking & rumbling noise. House popped at the end of noise. Lasted 10-12 seconds
  • Knoxville - It was very quick, and felt like the house "settled," or like a vehicle hit the far end. It would have been scary if it hadn't been so quick. Nothing was damaged.
  • Powell - Two people in the house felt the shaking. We both questioned if a tree had struck the home. The shaking lasted for only 2 strong seconds. No visible damage has been seen on the structure.
  • Asheville - Very slight shaking, china in china cabinet rattled. Occurred about 3:56 pm EST and lasted approximately 20 seconds.
  • Mascot - The shaking last between 2 and 3 seconds. No property damage.
  • Rutledge - Just started shaking and I thought my kids did something crazy. Just lasted a few seconds. No damage.
  • Morristown - Maybe 2 seconds
  • Knoxville - Faint, but definite vibrations...lasted 6-10 seconds
  • Corryton, TN - It lasted approx 15 sounded like a plane hit our house. It jolted my 83 year old.mother off a bay window bench..we ran outside to see what hit our was very scary
  • Elgin - It was almost closing time (4pm) where I work. I was getting the deposit ready when I felt and heard the shaking. I'm use to trains and semis going by but there were none at that time and the shaking and sound was very different. It only lasted for maybe 3 to 5 seconds. The small building I work in isn't very sturdy so the whole thing was shaking. No damage was done though.
  • Rutledge - No property damaged.
  • Red Boiling Springs - few seconds
  • Chuckey - I felt the shaking in my house,dishes rattled, it was early afternoon,it lasted maybe 30 seconds, it stopped then started a second time. I don't believe I have any damage to my home or property. This was the first time I have ever felt a shaking in my home.
  • Maryville - Big boom like something fell on the roof. Only lasted a few seconds, but shook the whole house
  • Murfreesboro - Felt mild shaking around 11:00Pm Cst. Shaking lasted less than 1 minute I think. No damage, just woke me up.
  • USGS Georgetown, Ohio Mar 03 06:15 2.5 12 MAP
    USGS Ridgely, Tennessee Mar 02 02:12 2.6 8 MAP
    USGS Rutledge, Tennessee Feb 04 23:01 2.5 10 MAP
    USGS Rutledge, Tennessee Feb 04 23:01 2.5 11 MAP
    EMSC Southeastern Missouri Jan 12 04:27 2.9 12 MAP
    USGS Lilbourn, Missouri Jan 12 04:27 2.9 11 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Blaine, Tennessee Dec 13 18:46 2.6 4 MAP
    USGS Missouri Nov 22 20:54 2.9 9 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Saint Louis - both lamp stands were shaking and our bed around midnight 12/31, no sounds of train or other forces. The dog also woke up.
  • USGS Tiptonville, Tennessee Nov 22 01:55 3.1 9 MAP
    EMSC Tennessee Nov 22 01:55 3.0 10 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Ridgely, Tennessee Oct 22 11:06 3.3 6 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • OBION - A very loud noise like a bomb had went off close by, immediately followed by strong shaking and rattling of the home for about 8 seconds.
  • Ridgely - Deliah in Bogota tenn. I looked at the clock 6:08 the sound was really loud bed felt like it was in a wave. I waited for an after shock. Pictures in bathroom fell I thought or porch had fallen. Very scary A LOUD boom I waited for more. I have felt many earthquakes. I rate. This one the worst
  • Shperdsville - Felt my bed in my house rocking back and forth shaking then stood up at 2:08am and felt myself shake back and forth for about a minute straight.
  • USGS Ridgely, Tennessee Oct 22 11:06 3.3 6 MAP
    EMSC Tennessee Oct 22 11:06 3.3 7 MAP
    USGS Caruthersville, Missouri Oct 18 09:11 2.5 5 MAP
    USGS Tiptonville, Tennessee Sep 14 03:15 2.6 3 MAP
    USGS Tiptonville, Tennessee Sep 14 01:55 2.7 4 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS New Madrid, Missouri Sep 08 23:10 2.7 9 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Tiptonville, Tennessee Jun 19 19:09 2.5 8 MAP
    USGS Steele, Missouri Jun 17 12:50 2.7 9 MAP
    EMSC Eastern Tennessee Apr 29 22:32 3.1 22 MAP
    USGS Rutledge, Tennessee Apr 29 22:32 3.1 21 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Bean Station - Felt a loud boom type concussion and felt light tremors of shaking afterwards
  • Morristown - Heard and felt a boom and shaking for aprox. 2 seconds.
  • Tazewell - No damage just a vibration and a buzzing sound
  • Rutledge - Loud boom followed by a few seconds of vibration rattled doors and windows briefly
  • Rutledge - Heard a sound almost like thunder getting closer and closer. Then stuff in house shook floor shook. Cat ran under bed dog out side went to her house. 6:35 are so.
  • Thorn hill - It was just a concussion and loud boom. Dont know abojt any damage yet
  • USGS Beverly, Ohio Jan 26 08:20 2.5 11 MAP
    USGS New Madrid, Missouri Jan 22 15:35 2.7 15 MAP
  • Bartlett - Books and a flower arrangement fell to the floor and woke me from my sleep.
  • USGS Pineville, Kentucky Jan 22 12:07 2.7 25 MAP
    USGS Wilmore, Kentucky Jan 21 04:37 2.7 12 MAP
    USGS Caruthersville, Missouri Jan 16 16:57 3.6 9 MAP
  • Denmark - There was no damage, but I felt the entire house shake
  • EMSC Southeastern Missouri Jan 16 16:57 3.6 9 MAP I Felt It INFO
    USGS Ripley, Ohio Dec 17 05:08 2.8 13 MAP
    USGS Maynardville, Tennessee Nov 30 06:16 2.7 18 MAP
    USGS Wilmore, Kentucky Nov 24 01:40 2.5 29 MAP
  • Berea, KY - Berea, KY. 11/24/2017. Strangest thing ever. I was awakened from a nap by the shaking and vibrations felt from inside my camper. It seemed to last 10-15 minutes from onset to total dissipation.
  • USGS Lilbourn, Missouri Nov 03 13:40 2.7 5 MAP
    USGS Barbourville, Kentucky Oct 30 05:39 2.7 3 MAP
    USGS Lilbourn, Missouri Oct 09 13:54 2.5 8 MAP
    USGS Albion, Illinois Sep 19 11:47 3.8 11 MAP
  • Patoka indiana - Shake the whole house
  • Virden - Light shaking
  • Albion, Illinois - One second. No damage. Rattled glasses.
  • Bowling Green - Felt like a boulder rolling under our house. Glasses and other things on shelves rattled. It lasted just a few seconds.
  • Saint Elmo - At 6:38am I felt the entire apartment shake one time
  • Bowling Green, KY - It sounded like a boulder rolled under our house, causing light shaking of the floor and things on shelves. It lasted just a few seconds.
  • St. Louis - Light rumbling but woke me up. About 20 seconds at 6:45 am or so. Some construction in my neighborhood so I was not sure.
  • albion - lasted about 15 seconds
  • Mr. Carmel - There was a loud boom sound then everything started shaking about 10 to 15 second it knocked a picture frame off my bookcase and a few movies
  • Clayton, MO - Got up around 6:41 A. M. Returned to bed shortly after. Laid on back with head on pillow. Felt vibration through pillow and, since no trucks were going by on street, figured, from previous experiences in St. Louis, it might be an earthquake. Found out around 8 A. M. that it was.
  • St. Philip, Indiana - I was lying in bed and felt everything shaking. I got up out of bed and it stopped. There was no damage to our home.
  • Altamont ,Illinois - No damage just felt the couch shake and heard the doors just sort or rattle
  • Mt. Carmel, Ill. - Lasted a few seconds, similar to one here two weeks ago. No damage to report. The 2008 quake was in central Wabash County, about two miles from where my wife's parents lived
  • Jerseyville - Lasted about 5/7 seconds
  • Charleston, Il - I was sleeping. My cat started meowing outside my bedroom door, which woke me. I hadn't fully woken up when I heard some things on my dresser rattling. It was a little while later that I realized it was an earthquake.
  • Red Bud, IL - I had just woke up and was still stretched out on the bed when it felt like my leg muscles were having spasms but there was no pain. The movement stopped after about 2 seconds, and it repeated in a second or two for about another 2 seconds and I realized it must have been an earthquake. I told my husband I thought I had just felt an earthquake. A few years ago I had a similar experience and there had also been an earthquake then. There were no other indications that I noticed.
  • St. Peters - It was very light shaking that seemed to go on for like 30 seconds. I heard a light rattling sound like a photo shaking.
  • Avalon - A light vibration woke myself and our dog. It lasted 15 to 20 seconds in two separate episodes. It was enough to be felt in bed. It rattled ceiling fans and pictures. No damage occurred.
  • Scottsville, KY - Heard a creak of house timbers. Lying in bed at the time; the bed shook moderately for about 5 seconds, but continued to shake at lesser intensity for 20 more seconds.
  • Memphis, TN - Light shaking
  • Evansville IN - Felt similar to a heavy truck assignment in front of the house, just a little more pronounced. Did not know it was an earthquake for Sue at the time.
  • EMSC Illinois Sep 19 11:47 3.8 12 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Salem, IL - Had no real shaking. The whole house made a "popping" sound and that was it.
  • Willow Hill - I was laying in bed awake and heard the rafters shifting some and then sounded like the floor joists another room or so away were shifting. I had an eerie feeling and thought well that was strange. This was only about 5 seconds. The projection clock was showing about 6:50a.m. About 3 hours later I heard radio news that an earthquake had happened near Mount Carmel--1 hour south of us.
  • Valparaiso - I was laying in bed when suddenly the house started rumbling lightly.lasted a few seconds then just went away.
  • USGS Steele, Missouri Sep 18 04:18 2.5 7 MAP
    EMSC Illinois Sep 09 04:15 3.2 12 MAP I Felt It INFO
  • Cowling IL - Light shaking
  • Albion, Illinois - Just a few seconds. No damage.
  • Carlyle - No damage only brief shakingabout 5 seconds. Then about ten minutes later the same.
  • USGS Mount Carmel, Illinois Sep 09 04:15 3.1 12 MAP
  • Cowling - Light shaking
  • Orland Park, IL - Very weak shaking
  • USGS Missouri Aug 25 20:08 2.8 7 MAP

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    MMI II (Very weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt by persons at rest, on upper floors or favorably placed.
    MMI III (Weak shaking) ?
    People :
    Felt indoors; hanging objects may swing, vibration similar to passing of light trucks, duration may be estimated, may not be recognized as an earthquake.
    MMI IV (Light shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally noticed indoors but not outside. Light sleepers may be awakened. Vibration may be likened to the passing of heavy traffic, or to the jolt of a heavy object falling or striking the building.
    Fittings :
    Doors and windows rattle. Glassware and crockery rattle. Liquids in open vessels may be slightly disturbed. Standing motorcars may rock.
    Structures :
    Walls and frames of buildings, and partitions and suspended ceilings in commercial buildings, may be heard to creak.
    MMI V (Moderate shaking) ?
    People :
    Generally felt outside, and by almost everyone indoors. Most sleepers awakened. A few people alarmed.
    Fittings :
    Small unstable objects are displaced or upset. Some glassware and crockery may be broken. Hanging pictures knock against the wall. Open doors may swing. Cupboard doors secured by magnetic catches may open. Pendulum clocks stop, start, or change rate.
    Structures :
    Some large display windows cracked. A few earthenware toilet fixtures cracked.
    MMI VI (Strong shaking) ?
    People Felt by all. People and animals alarmed. Many run outside. Difficulty experienced in walking steadily.
    Fittings :
    Objects fall from shelves. Pictures fall from walls. Some furniture moved on smooth floors, some unsecured free-standing fireplaces moved. Glassware and crockery broken. Very unstable furniture overturned. Small church and school bells ring. Appliances move on bench or table tops. Filing cabinets or "easy glide" drawers may open (or shut).
    Structures :
    Slight damage to buildings with low standard. Some stucco or cement plaster falls. Large display windows broken. Damage to a few weak domestic chimneys, some may fall.
    Environment :
    Trees and bushes shake, or are heard to rustle. Loose material may be dislodged from sloping ground, e.g. existing slides, talus slopes, shingle slides.
    MMI VII (Very strong shaking) ?
    General alarm. Difficulty experienced in standing. Noticed by motorcar drivers who may stop.
    Fittings :
    Large bells ring. Furniture moves on smooth floors, may move on carpeted floors. Substantial damage to fragile contents of buildings.
    Structures :
    Unreinforced stone and brick walls cracked. Low standard buildings cracked with some minor masonry falls. A few instances of damage to buildings of ordinary workmanship. Unbraced parapets, unbraced brick gables, and architectural ornaments fall. Roofing tiles, especially ridge tiles may be dislodged. Many unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, often falling from roof-line. Water tanks Type I burst. A few instances of damage to brick veneers and plaster or cement-based linings. Unrestrained water cylinders (hot-water cylinders) may move and leak. Some common windows cracked. Suspended ceilings damaged.
    Environment :
    Water made turbid by stirred up mud. Small slides such as falls of sand and gravel banks, and small rock-falls from steep slopes and cuttings. Instances of settlement of unconsolidated or wet, or weak soils. Some fine cracks appear in sloping ground. A few instances of liquefaction (i.e. small water and sand ejections).
    MMI VIII (Severe shaking) ?
    People Alarm may approach panic. Steering of motorcars greatly affected. Structures : Low standard buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. ordinary workmanship buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged in some cases. A few instances of damage to buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes. Monuments and pre-1976 elevated tanks and factory stacks twisted or brought down. Some pre-1965 infill masonry panels damaged. A few post-1980 brick veneers damaged. Decayed timber piles of houses damaged. Houses not secured to foundations may move. Most unreinforced domestic chimneys damaged, some below roof-line, many brought down. Environment : Cracks appear on steep slopes and in wet ground. Small to moderate slides in roadside cuttings and unsupported excavations. Small water and sand ejections and localized lateral spreading adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
    MMI IX (Violent shaking) ?
    Structures Many low standard buildings destroyed. Ordinary workmanship buildings heavily damaged, some collapse. Reinforced masonry or concrete buildings damaged, some with partial collapse. Buildings and bridges designed and built to resist earthquakes damaged in some cases, some with flexible frames seriously damaged. Damage or permanent distortion to some buildings and bridges, designed and built to normal use standards. Houses not secured to foundations shifted off. Brick veneers fall and expose frames. Environment : Cracking of ground conspicuous. Landsliding general on steep slopes. Liquefaction effects intensified and more widespread, with large lateral spreading and flow sliding adjacent to streams, canals, lakes, etc.
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    1. Julie Cantwell says:

      Felt like someone shaking the chair I am sitting in.

    2. Sitting in my Police Cruiser, I thought someone hit me.